Tour de France 2020 Favourites stage 14: Classics riders in Lyon

Maximilian Schachmann 2020 - Tour de France 2020 Favourites stage 14: Classics riders in LyonThe 14th stage of the Tour de France is a race for Classics riders. With hardly a flat metre underway, the last 15 kilometres are bound to ignite the fireworks big time. Three climbs in short succession lead onto a virtually flat finale.

In the middle of the race, which is almost 200 kilometres in length, the riders crest the Monts du Forez and Col du Béal, but the real action is saved for last. Inside the city perimeters of culinary hotspot Lyon the organisation serves the day’s main dish.

The last 15 kilometres of the race include three uphill sections. With 15 kilometres out the riders reach the top of the Côte de la Duchère after a 1.6 kilometres climb at 4.1%. Up next is the Montée de l’Observance, a calf crusher of 500 metres at 10%, before the race continues to the Côte de la Croix-Rousse. The last hill of the trilogy adds up to 1.8 kilometres of climbing at 4.5% before the last 5 kilometres are virtually flat.

Favourites 14th stage 2020 Tour de France

*** Maximilian Schachmann, Philippe Gilbert, Mads Pedersen
** Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Jasper Stuyven, Søren Kragh Andersen
* Alexey Lutsenko, Matej Mohoric, Tiesj Benoot, Davide Formolo

Take a look at the route of the 14th stage on the Tour de France.

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